• Cost of Education:

    • Tuition is $5,150

    • Applicaton Fee is $100

    Course Mission:

    • To Prepare each Manicuring / Nail Art Technology student to become a successful Manicuring / Nail Art Technician.

    • To teach our Manicuring / Nail Art Technology students not only the basics of Manicuring / Nail Art Technology and the most advanced techniques in the field, but also the methods of providing exemplary customer service to clients.

    • To prepare each Manicuring / Nail Art Technology student for the SC State Board Examination.

    • To give each Manicuring / Nail Art Technology student the opportunity to train and compete in hair styling competitions.

    Satisfactory Progress:

    Teachers keep daily progress records for each student, and students receive copies of monthly summaries of the progress reports. Charleston Cosmetology Institute uses the following grading system:














    Below 75


    Periodic examinations are part of the evaluation procedures in all courses. Students must complete the training in no more than 1 1/4 times the normal time necessary to complete the program to be considered in satisfactory progress.

    Course Requirements for Completion:

    • Complete 600 hours of training.

    • Maintain a passing score of 75% or better to receive school's diploma and to be eligible for the State Board Examination.

    • Pass school's final examination.

    • Pay all tuition and other fees in full before completing 500 of the 600 hour course.

    • Take and pass a written practical exam to become licensed by the State Board as a Cosmetologist.

    Daytime Manicuring / Nail Art Classes begin six times a year.

    Start Date Classes Available
    January 26th Cosmetology & Nails
    March 30th Cosmetology, Nails, & Esthetics
    May 25th Cosmetology & Nails
    July 27th Cosmetology, Nails, & Esthetics
    September 28th Cosmetology & Nails
    November 30th Cosmetology, Nails, & Esthetics

    Appoximate Completion of Course:

    Day Manicuring / Nail Art - 05 Months

    Gainful Employment Disclosure